Tag Archives: True Detective

Critical Condition: Mindhunter

Mindhunter | Netflix, from today ➢ “The first two episodes of Netflix’s FBI profiler drama are a prime showcase for director David Fincher. And it’s never less than engrossing … There’s no telling if the series can maintain this level of quality, though Fincher seems much more hands-on here (directing four episodes in total, and […]

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Outta’ the Way, Westworld — Deadwood’s Back (Almost)

Westworld may be HBO’s new darling, with its 22 Emmy nominations, but diehard western fans will be elated to learn the cable channel’s Deadwood is poised to ride again. Today on the Television Critics Association tour, HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys said he was impressed by creator David Milch’s script for a movie-length send-off more […]

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New to Blu: January 13 – 19

“Presented in 1.78:1 1080p AVC, True Detective Season Two looks exceptional on Blu-ray. “The influence of film noir on this season is obvious, and as a result, quite a bit of it takes place in moody lighting or darkness. “The subtlety of shadow crossing into the light, the detail in skin and clothing texture, and […]

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Critical Condition: True Detective

“HBO’s neo-noir crime mystery franchise returns with a new cast, new city, new era, new case and new look. But the switch to Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn instead of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey has left one detail intact. It’s still the kind of show that makes TV viewers reach for phrases like ‘golden age […]

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My Sky + … SoHo in June

SoHo will screen season two of True Detective the same day as HBO but probably not at the same time. It will air 8.30 Mondays from June 22, replacing Game of Thrones — the series that made history as the first HBO drama to screen simultaneously around the globe. Sky has yet to confirm if True Detective will also […]

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HD Highlight: The Knick (Series Premiere)

The Knick: SoHo, 8.30 Thursday. This sensational newcomer from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh stars Clive Owen as a doctor in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the 20th century and has been likened to the Deadwood of medical dramas. Said New York magazine: “Not since Deadwood has a period-drama production designed to a fare-thee-well and steeped […]

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New to Blu: TV > June 25-July 1

The year’s most sensational new crime dramas — True Detective and Ray Donovan — can now be investigated on Blu-ray. “With the exception of some fleeting artifacts, True Detective comes to Blu-ray with an impeccable transfer that preserves the show’s powerful visual style.” “Equally impressive is HBO’s DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, which masterfully […]

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Rue Detective Drama’s Demise

As one top cop show starts, another ends. FX has announced season six of Justified will be its last. Season three went to air here only last night, on the second half of a SoHo double-bill with True Detective and a week after season five’s US premiere. If SoHo continues to air the remaining seasons […]

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True Detective Triggers Top Ratings for US Debut

True Detective, which premieres tonight (SoHo, 8.30), had the highest-rating HBO debut since Boardwalk Empire in 2010. It went to air against the most-watched The Golden Globes ceremony in 10 years and drew 2.3 million viewers. That was well shy of Boardwalk Empire’s inaugural telecast (4.8 million) but ahead of Game of Thrones’ (2.2 million) […]

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SoHo Hits Pack Plenty of Heat for Summer

Today’s season two premiere of Banshee launches a sizzling summer schedule on SoHo that this week includes new episodes of Girls and Justified, and the debut of one of the year’s most anticipated dramas, True Detective. Indeed, with the 20th Century Fox deal for Homeland, which starts next month, The Americans and American Horror Story, […]

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